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Orange Blueberry Lane Cake

    This Orange Blueberry Lane Cake is bursting with flavor and will be stunning at your next dinner party. It’s what all the southern ladies are serving!

    An Orange Blueberry Lane Cake that's filled with blueberry curd and topped with orange cream cheese frosting. It's beautiful.Orange Blueberry Lane Cake with Orange Cream Cheese frosting and Blueberry Walnut filling

    Oh, this beautiful cake was amazing! I was flipping through a magazine and came across a Lane Cake recipe and wondered what the heck a Lane Cake was. Turns out it’s a favorite southern cake that is usually made with a bourbon or whisky nut filling and was first coined after Mrs. Lane who won first prize for her cake way back in the 1890’s (source).

    Orange Blueberry cake-3aThis cake reminded me of an Angel Food Cake when I bit into it. There are 8 egg whites whipped to a stiff consistency that has been folded into the batter, and all that air gives this cake a light and airy texture.

    With the orange flavor added to the cake, it just makes it all the more light tasting. It turned out to be a very tall cake with three full cake layers, and honestly, my eyes were too big for my belly when I sliced off a piece for me. Whoa!

    It was a mouthful!

    A beautiful mouthful.

    A Stunning and sophisticated three layer Lane Cake topped with blueberry curd.

    A beautiful cake filled with blueberry and walnut curd and topped with an orange cream cheese frosting.Yes, this cake had eight egg whites in it, but don’t fret over it. I used a carton of egg whites instead of cracking eggs. But then, what to do with all those yolks? I know you can freeze them, but I just never have the room and I hate using frozen yolks in baked goods. They just never workout.

    Bursting full of flavor, this Lane Cake is full of fresh blueberries and touch of orange. It's a beautiful southern cake.To decorate this cake, I frosted it and then pulled an offset spatula up going around the cake. I then put some blueberry on the top and pulled the spatula from the center to the edges. It made a flower-like design that I thought was so pretty. It’s easy and you can do it, too!

    This recipe is part three of a three part series including the recipe for Homemade Blueberry Jam and Blueberry Curd.

    Make you own Homemade Blueberry Jam. You can control the amount of sugar and texture.


    Homemade Blueberry Curd is thick and chunky and great for mixing into bakes good.

    Yield: 16

    Orange Blueberry Lane Cake

    Orange Blueberry Lane Cake

    This Orange Blueberry Lane Cake is bursting with flavor and will be stunning at your next dinner party.

    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes


    For the Cake

    • 1 cup shortening
    • 2 cups sugar, divided
    • 3 cups cake flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon orange extract
    • 8 egg whites
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

    For the Frosting

    • 8 oz. cream cheese
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon orange extract
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 3 9-inch round cake pans.
    2. Beat the shortening until smooth. Gradually add in the 1⅔ cups sugar and beat for 3 to 4 minutes.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Alternately add in the flour and milk to the sugar and add in the two extracts. Beat until smooth and completely combined.
    5. In a clean bowl, whip the egg whites on high speed until they are foamy. Add the cream of tartar and ⅓ cup sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    6. Fold in ¼ of the whites into the cake batter and continue to folding in the whites until incorporated.
    7. Divide the batter into the cake pans and bake for 25 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
    8. To make the icing, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy and combined. Gradually add the sugar along with the extracts.
    9. Layer the cake and the blueberry filling (saving some for the topping) and crumb coat the cake. Refrigerate for an hour then frost the cake. Top with leftover blueberry filling.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    17 thoughts on “Orange Blueberry Lane Cake”

    1. That looks delicious! I think you’re right. A carton of egg whites would be easier than separating 8 eggs… unless if course you were in the mood for making lemon curd (or maybe orange?!)

    2. Hiya, this cake looks so pretty and yummy and I am not even the biggest fan of blueberries 😉
      I only have one question, is it possible to swap the shortening for butter by any chance? I live in England and can’t find it here… thanks

      1. I did some research and found that shortening (such as Crisco) contains no water, while butter does, so it takes slightly more butter to accomplish the job: for every one cup of shortening, you will need to use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter. The finished cake will have a buttery flavor . Enjoy!

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